Patents by Inventor Takahiro Hiramatsu

Takahiro Hiramatsu 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: 10712192
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a communication interface and a controller. The communication interface receives, from a sensor container, information indicating an orientation of the sensor container. The controller, based on the information indicating the orientation of the sensor container, calculates a calculated value indicating a remaining amount of contents of the sensor container. The controller determines an estimated value of the remaining amount on the basis of the calculated value. The communication interface transmits the estimated value indicating the remaining amount to an external device. When the calculated value indicating the remaining amount decreases by a first predetermined value or more within a predetermined time period, the controller does not perform the determination of the estimated value on the basis of the calculated value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Fukuoka, Takahisa Yamamoto, Djuniadi Arifin Sagala, Katsuro Nakamata, Takanori Ikuta, Shinji Isoyama, Jun Kitakado, Takahiro Saiwai, Atsuhisa Inakoshi, Nobuki Hiramatsu, Takuya Kuribayashi, Sunao Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10636919
    Abstract: In the present invention, a p-type silicon substrate is produced, a solution containing aluminum is misted, and the misted solution is sprayed onto the back surface of the p-type silicon substrate under non-vacuum to form a back surface passivation film made of the aluminum oxide film on the back surface of the p-type silicon substrate. Thereafter, a light irradiation processing in which an interface between the p-type silicon substrate and the back surface passivation film is irradiated with ultraviolet light is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Hiramatsu, Hiroyuki Orita
  • Publication number: 20200032394
    Abstract: In the present invention, a suction gripper which performs an substrate introducing operation for a substrate loading stage and a suction gripper which performs a substrate retrieving operation from the substrate loading stage have heating mechanisms. Consequently, the heating mechanisms can perform first and second preheating treatments for heating a substrate even in a state where the suction grippers grip the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL SYSTEM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki ORITA, Takahiro HIRAMATSU
  • Patent number: 10456802
    Abstract: An atomizing apparatus includes a container that accommodates a solution and a mist generator that forms the solution into a mist. An inner hollow structure is located in the container. The atomizing apparatus supplies a carrier gas into a gas supply space. The atomizing apparatus includes a connecting portion formed therein. The connecting portion connects a hollow of the inner hollow structure and the gas supply space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MITSUBIHSHI-ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Orita, Takahiro Shirahata, Takahiro Hiramatsu, Hiroshi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10458017
    Abstract: A film forming apparatus includes a spray nozzle, a first chamber, a first gas supply port, a second chamber, a through hole, and a mist outlet. A solution transformed into droplets that is to be sprayed from the spray nozzle is housed in the first chamber and transformed into a mist in the first chamber by gas injected from the first gas supply port. The solution in mist form moves from the first chamber through the through hole to the second chamber and is misted onto a substrate from the mist outlet of the second chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Shirahata, Hiroyuki Orita, Takahiro Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 10351957
    Abstract: In a method for producing a metal oxide film according to the present invention, a solution containing zinc is sprayed onto a substrate placed under non-vacuum, and then, a dopant solution containing a dopant is sprayed onto the substrate. After that, a deposited metal oxide film is subjected to a resistance reducing treatment. A molar concentration of the dopant supplied to the substrate with respect to a molar concentration of the zinc supplied to the substrate is not less than a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Shirahata, Hiroyuki Orita, Takahiro Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 10290762
    Abstract: Disclosed herein in a method of forming a metal oxide film, which can provide a high-quality metal oxide film while enhancing production efficiency. The method includes the steps of: turning a raw-material solution having a metallic element into a mist, to obtain a raw-material solution mist; turning a reaction aiding solution into a mist, to obtain an aiding-agent mist; feeding the raw-material solution mist and the aiding-agent mist into a mixing vessel, thereby mixing the raw-material solution mist and the aiding-agent mist, to obtain a mixed mist; and feeding the mixed mist onto a back surface of a substrate which is heated, to obtain a metal oxide film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation, Kochi Prefectural Public University Corporation, Kyoto University
    Inventors: Takahiro Hiramatsu, Hiroyuki Orita, Toshiyuki Kawaharamura, Shizuo Fujita, Takayuki Uchida
  • Publication number: 20190106789
    Abstract: A film deposition apparatus includes substrate loading stages which place a substrate and include a suction mechanism for suctioning the placed substrate and a heating mechanism for heating the placed substrate. A substrate transferring mechanism executes a transporting operation for causing the substrate loading stages to sequentially pass through an injection region of a thin film forming nozzle at a moving speed. The transporting operation includes a circulating transporting treatment for circulating and arranging one substrate loading stage of the substrate loading stages causing all the placed substrates to pass through the injection region at a circulating speed behind the other substrate loading stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki ORITA, Takahiro HIRAMATSU
  • Publication number: 20180359303
    Abstract: A reception unit (301) receives a plurality of pieces of I-frame data and a plurality of pieces of P-frame data in which time stamps are set. A time acquisition unit (302) acquires a reception time of each I-frame data. A video storage unit (303) stores the plurality of pieces of I-frame data and the plurality of pieces of P-frame data. A time calculation unit (304) calculates a readout time of the I-frame data from the video storage unit (303) based on a reception time of the I-frame data to be read out, a reception time of preceding I-frame data being I-frame data that precedes the I-frame data to be read out, and a readout time of the preceding I-frame data, and calculates a readout time of the P-frame data from the video storage unit (303) based on a time stamp of the P-frame data to be read out. A data readout unit (305) reads out the I-frame data to be read out and the P-frame data to be read out at the times calculated by the time calculation unit (304).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Takahiro HIRAMATSU
  • Patent number: 10116845
    Abstract: An imaging device includes an imaging unit having an imaging part, and a holder to hold the imaging part at one end; a housing including a recess part in a first surface to house the imaging unit; and a hinge device having a hinge member housed in the recess part pivotally coupled to the housing around an axle extending in parallel with the first surface. The imaging unit pivots around the axle via the hinge device between a housing position and a projecting position of the imaging unit. The imaging part includes a rectangular imaging element, a lens introducing external light into the imaging element, and a lens hood at an outer periphery of the lens. The lens hood projects from the lens surface by a distance allowing the imaging part to introduce necessary light from the lens into the imaging element and block unnecessary light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takahiro Hiramatsu
  • Publication number: 20180269340
    Abstract: In the present invention, a p-type silicon substrate is produced, a solution containing aluminum is misted, and the misted solution is sprayed onto the back surface of the p-type silicon substrate under non-vacuum to form a back surface passivation film made of the aluminum oxide film on the back surface of the p-type silicon substrate. Thereafter, a light irradiation processing in which an interface between the p-type silicon substrate and the back surface passivation film is irradiated with ultraviolet light is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro HIRAMATSU, Hiroyuki ORITA
  • Patent number: 10016785
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for forming an oxide film by which normal formation of an oxide film is always achieved without receiving an influence of a change in the atmosphere, a metal oxide film having a low resistance can be formed, and a high efficiency of film formation is obtained. In the present invention, a raw material solution containing an alkyl compound is formed into a mist and ejected to a substrate (100) in the atmosphere. Additionally, an oxidizing agent that exerts an oxidizing effect on the alkyl compound is supplied to the mist of the raw material solution. Through the above-described processes, an oxide film is formed on the substrate in the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Orita, Takahiro Shirahata, Takahiro Hiramatsu
  • Publication number: 20180190859
    Abstract: Disclosed herein in a method of forming a metal oxide film, which can provide a high-quality metal oxide film while enhancing production efficiency. The method includes the steps of: turning a raw-material solution having a metallic element into a mist, to obtain a raw-material solution mist; turning a reaction aiding solution into a mist, to obtain an aiding-agent mist; feeding the raw-material solution mist and the aiding-agent mist into a mixing vessel, thereby mixing the raw-material solution mist and the aiding-agent mist, to obtain a mixed mist; and feeding the mixed mist onto a back surface of a substrate which is heated, to obtain a metal oxide film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicants: Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation, Kochi Prefectural Public University Corporation, Kyoto University
    Inventors: Takahiro HIRAMATSU, Hiroyuki ORITA, Toshiyuki KAWAHARAMURA, Shizuo FUJITA, Takayuki UCHIDA
  • Publication number: 20180155837
    Abstract: In a metal oxide film formation method of the present invention, the following steps are performed. In a solution vessel, a raw-material solution including aluminum as a metallic element is turned into a mist so that a raw-material solution mist is obtained. In a solution vessel provided independently of the solution vessel, a reaction aiding solution including a reaction aiding agent for formation of aluminum oxide is turned into a mist so that an aiding-agent mist is obtained. Then, the raw-material solution mist and the aiding-agent mist are fed to a nozzle provided in a reactor vessel via paths. Thereafter, the raw-material solution mist and the aiding-agent mist are mixed in the nozzle so that a mixed mist is obtained. Then, the mixed mist is fed onto a back surface of a heated P-type silicon substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicants: Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation, Kyoto University, Kochi Prefectural Public University Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro HIRAMATSU, Hiroyuki ORITA, Toshiyuki KAWAHARAMURA, Shizuo FUJITA, Takayuki UCHIDA
  • Patent number: 9964733
    Abstract: A holding structure holds a reflecting mirror. The holding structure includes a reflecting mirror bracket holding the reflecting mirror; a protrusion disposed on the reflecting mirror; a protrusion supporting part disposed on the reflecting mirror bracket and supporting the protrusion; and a spacer disposed between the protrusion supporting part and the reflecting mirror bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Fujioka, Akihisa Mikawa, Hideo Kanai, Yasunari Mikutsu, Satoshi Tsuchiya, Takahiro Hiramatsu, Yukimi Nishi, Jun Mashimo, Yoshito Saito
  • Patent number: 9952486
    Abstract: There is provided a image projection apparatus including an image generation unit for generating an image by using light emitted from a light source, comprising: a movable unit configured to hold the image generation unit and to be able to change a position of the image generation unit; and a drive unit configured to drive the movable unit to move, wherein the movable unit is disposed to move horizontally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihisa Mikawa, Tetsuya Fujioka, Hideo Kanai, Yasunari Mikutsu, Satoshi Tsuchiya, Takahiro Hiramatsu, Yukimi Nishi, Jun Mashimo, Yoshito Saito
  • Patent number: 9954135
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing solar cell includes the following. A solution containing aluminum elements is misted. The misted solution is sprayed onto the main surface of a p-type silicon substrate in the atmosphere, to thereby form an aluminum oxide film. Then, a solar cell is produced using the p-type silicon substrate including the aluminum oxide film formed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignees: Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation, Kyoto University, Kochi Prefectural Public University Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Hiramatsu, Hiroyuki Orita, Takahiro Shirahata, Toshiyuki Kawaharamura, Shizuo Fujita
  • Patent number: 9871901
    Abstract: A holding structure for holding a microphone includes a chassis configured to be separated into at least a first chassis and a second chassis; an elastic member formed of an elastic material, the elastic member including a holding unit configured to hold the microphone and an attachment portion provided in a periphery of the holding unit; and a retention member configured to retain the attachment portion at a predetermined position of the first chassis. The retention member is fixed to the first chassis by the second chassis in a state where the second chassis is attached to the first chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Hiramatsu, Tsutomu Osawa
  • Publication number: 20170363942
    Abstract: An image projection apparatus includes a light source to emit light, an image generation unit including an image generation element to generate an image using the light emitted from the light source, an optical unit to guide the light emitted from the light source to the image generation unit, and to enlarge and project the image generated by the image generation unit, a drive unit to change any one of a position of the image generation element and a position of at least a part of the optical unit at specific timing, and a cooling device to cool one or more parts disposed in the image projection apparatus. An operation sound generated by the cooling device while the cooling device is being operated has a given frequency characteristic settable according to a drive frequency of the drive unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Takahiro HIRAMATSU, Yasunari MIKUTSU, Satoshi TSUCHIYA, Yukimi NISHI
  • Patent number: RE47450
    Abstract: A seat belt retractor for a seat belt includes a spool for winding the seatbelt, a first seat belt load limiting mechanism for limiting load applied on the seat belt in an emergency, a second seat belt load limiting mechanism for limiting the load applied to the seat belt when a predetermined condition based on an emergency situation is satisfied in the emergency, a driving member for actuating the second seat belt load limiting mechanism, and a controller for controlling the driving member. When the predetermined condition is satisfied, the controller sets the second seat belt load limiting mechanism in an operative state by not actuating the driving member. When the predetermined condition is not satisfied, the controller sets the second seat belt load limiting mechanism in an inoperative state by actuating the driving member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: JOYSON SAFETY SYSTEMS JAPAN K.K.
    Inventors: Koji Hiramatsu, Takahiro Nohara