Patents by Inventor Takashi Hirata

Takashi 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: 20210356129
    Abstract: An exhaust gas treatment device includes an exhaust gas line through which a combustion exhaust gas discharged from a power generation facility flows, a waste heat recovery boiler recovering waste heat of the combustion exhaust gas, a branch exhaust gas line provided to be connected between a front stage and a downstream stage of the waste heat recovery boiler on a main exhaust gas line, a nitrogen oxide removal unit removing nitrogen oxide in an integrated combustion exhaust gas into which a combustion exhaust gas flowing through the main exhaust gas line and a combustion exhaust gas flowing through the branch exhaust gas line are integrated, an integrated waste heat recovery boiler recovering waste heat of the integrated combustion exhaust gas from which nitrogen oxide has been removed, and a CO2 recovery unit recovering CO2 in the integrated combustion exhaust gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanaka, Takuya Hirata, Takashi Kamijo, Tatsuya Tsujiuchi
  • Publication number: 20210356128
    Abstract: An exhaust gas treatment device includes an exhaust gas line where a combustion exhaust gas discharged from a power generation facility flows through, an exhaust gas line where a second combustion exhaust gas discharged from a second power generation facility flows through, exhaust gas exhaust line disposed by branching off from exhaust gas line, discharging a part of combustion exhaust gases as exhaust combustion exhaust gases, a nitrogen oxide removing unit removing nitrogen oxide contained in an integrated combustion exhaust gas that integrates the combustion exhaust gases, an integrated waste heat recovery boiler recovering waste heat from the integrated combustion exhaust gas, and a CO2 recovery unit recovering CO2 contained in the integrated combustion exhaust gas by using CO2 absorbing liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanaka, Takuya Hirata, Takashi Kamijo, Tatsuya Tsujiuchi
  • Patent number: 11148095
    Abstract: A reclaiming apparatus includes: a reclaimer configured to extract a lean solution that is a part of an acid gas absorbing liquid regenerated in a regenerator in a recovery unit that recovers acid gas components in gas with the acid gas absorbing liquid, and introduce and receive an extracted lean liquid; an alkaline agent supply pipe configured to supply an alkaline agent to an inside of the reclaimer; a water supply pipe configured to supply supply water to the inside of the reclaimer; a recovered steam discharge pipe configured to introduce recovered steam discharged from the reclaimer into the regenerator; a thermometer that measures temperature in the reclaimer; a pressure guage configured to measure pressure in the reclaimer; and a reclaimer controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanaka, Takuya Hirata, Takashi Kamijo, Tatsuya Tsujiuchi
  • Patent number: 11143205
    Abstract: A compressor 1 includes a base 10 that is fixed on a foundation F and supports a compressor main body 20 from below in a vertical direction Dv, and a connecting part that detachably connects the compressor main body 20 and the base 10 to each other. The compressor main body 20 includes a suction-side protruding pipe 28A and a discharge-side protruding pipe 28B that communicate between an inside and an outside of a casing 21 and protrude outward from an outer peripheral surface of the casing 21. The base 10 includes a support base 11 having a support surface 11f for supporting a lower part of the casing 21, and a suction port 12 that extends downward from the support base 11 in the vertical direction Dv and has a through-hole into which the suction-side protruding pipe 28A is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES COMPRESSOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Oda, Daisuke Hirata
  • Patent number: 11135543
    Abstract: A reduction device, an acid gas recovery device, a recovery device collector, and a first removed substance returning line are provided. The reduction device is configured to perform a reduction process to turn iron oxide to reduced iron by adding a reducing agent. The acid gas recovery device is configured to recover CO2 being acid gas with CO2 absorbing liquid being acid gas absorbing liquid from exhaust gas containing at least powder-shaped iron-based solid substances and the acid gas, which are discharged from the reduction device. The recovery device collector is configured to collect the iron-based solid substance contained in the absorbing liquid with a filter. The iron-based solid substances collected by the recovery device collector are removed, and removed substances containing the removed iron-based solid substances are returned to the reduction device side through the first removed substance returning line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya Hirata, Hiroshi Tanaka, Takashi Kamijo, Masayuki Inui, Shimpei Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 10215486
    Abstract: A liquefied gas production facility includes a plurality of liquefied gas producers which produce liquefied gas by removing an unnecessary substance and liquefying feed gas containing methane as a main component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: JGC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keiji Akiyama, Yoshihisa Wakamatsu, Naoyuki Takezawa, Takahiro Kitabayashi, Masahito Seiwa, Yuzuru Kakutani, Takashi Hirata, Kei Kubota
  • Patent number: 9879646
    Abstract: A ceramic glow plug includes a ceramic heater; a tubular sleeve which holds the outer circumference of the ceramic heater with a front end portion thereof protruding from the front end of the sleeve; and a tubular housing which surrounds a rear end portion of the ceramic heater and has a mounting portion for mounting the housing. The sleeve has a small-diameter portion which is accommodated in a front end portion of the housing and has an outer diameter smaller than the inner diameter of the front end portion of the housing, and a large-diameter portion which is connected to the small-diameter portion, disposed frontward of the front end portion of the housing, and has a diameter larger than the inner diameter of the front end portion of the housing. The front end portion of the housing is welded to the large-diameter portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Hirata
  • Patent number: 9707200
    Abstract: The present invention provides a metabolism improving agent comprising an oxo fatty acid having 18 carbon atoms and a carbonyl group at the 10- or 12-position, and/or a hydroxy fatty acid having 18 carbon atoms and a hydroxyl group at the 10- and/or 12-position(s), and use of the metabolism improving agent as a food, a pharmaceutical product and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignees: Kyoto University, Nitto Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Ogawa, Shigenobu Kishino, Si-Bum Park, Teruo Kawada, Nobuyuki Takahashi, Tsuyoshi Goto, Hidekazu Kim, Tatsuya Sugawara, Takashi Hirata, Yasunori Yonejima
  • Patent number: 9314394
    Abstract: A motion assisting device or the like, wherein the asymmetry degree of the motion patterns of human limbs is evaluated according to the variation patterns of the values of a pair of posture variables which vary with the postures in the respective same locations of the limbs. Furthermore, the evaluation result of the degree of the asymmetry can be utilized as the foundation of the motion control of the actuator of the motion assisting device. As a result, the motion of the human limbs can be assisted by the motion assisting device in such a manner that the balance of the motion patterns of the limbs is adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Hirata, Kiyoshi Oikawa, Masami Saito, Toshinobu Okaji, Yuki Araki
  • Publication number: 20150354887
    Abstract: A liquefied gas production facility includes a plurality of liquefied gas producers which produce liquefied gas by removing an unnecessary substance and liquefying feed gas containing methane as a main component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Applicant: JGC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keiji Akiyama, Yoshihisa Wakamatsu, Naoyuki Takezawa, Takahiro Kitabayashi, Masahito Seiwa, Yuzuru Kakutani, Takashi Hirata, Kei Kubota
  • Publication number: 20150342916
    Abstract: The present invention provides a metabolism improving agent comprising an oxo fatty acid having 18 carbon atoms and a carbonyl group at the 10- or 12-position, and/or a hydroxy fatty acid having 18 carbon atoms and a hydroxyl group at the 10- and/or 12-position(s), and use of the metabolism improving agent as a food, a pharmaceutical product and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Jun OGAWA, Shigenobu KISHINO, Si-Bum PARK, Teruo KAWADA, Nobuyuki TAKAHASHI, Tsuyoshi GOTO, Hidekazu KIM, Tatsuya SUGAWARA, Takashi HIRATA, Yasunori YONEJIMA
  • Patent number: 8953080
    Abstract: A display apparatus of the present invention includes a reception unit configured to receive an image captured by an imaging apparatus from the imaging apparatus and a switching unit configured to switch the display mode of the captured image to a single shooting display mode for displaying the image captured by the imaging apparatus in the single shooting mode or a continuous shooting display mode for displaying the image captured by the imaging apparatus in the continuous shooting mode based on an interval at which the captured image is received by the reception unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takashi Hirata
  • Publication number: 20140373800
    Abstract: A ceramic glow plug includes a ceramic heater; a tubular sleeve which holds the outer circumference of the ceramic heater with a front end portion thereof protruding from the front end of the sleeve; and a tubular housing which surrounds a rear end portion of the ceramic heater and has a mounting portion for mounting the housing. The sleeve has a small-diameter portion which is accommodated in a front end portion of the housing and has an outer diameter smaller than the inner diameter of the front end portion of the housing, and a large-diameter portion which is connected to the small-diameter portion, disposed frontward of the front end portion of the housing, and has a diameter larger than the inner diameter of the front end portion of the housing. The front end portion of the housing is welded to the large-diameter portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Hirata
  • Patent number: 8897908
    Abstract: A sewing data creation apparatus includes an area specification portion that specifies at least one area in which a plurality of stitches are to be formed and a sewing data creation portion that creates sewing data for forming the plurality of stitches in each of the specified at least one area and for forming an overlapping portion in a case where the specified at least one area includes a first area and a second area. The overlapping portion is a region in which at least one of the first area and the second area is enlarged in a direction that extends across a boundary line, such that a portion of the plurality of stitches to be formed in the first area is one of intersected and overlapped by a portion of the plurality of stitches to be formed in the second area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomotaka Katano, Chiyo Koga, Takashi Hirata, Satoko Hishida, Masayuki Hori
  • Patent number: 8797416
    Abstract: In an image processing apparatus, a shooting scene and shooting parameters for each image pickup apparatus that is to be used to pick up an image are set in accordance with a user input. A picked-up image is received from an image pickup apparatus. In accordance with the shooting scene that is set for the image pickup apparatus which has picked up the received image, a threshold of the likelihood of detecting a face region that is included in the shooting parameters for the shooting scene is obtained. A face region is detected from the picked-up image using the obtained threshold of the likelihood of detecting a face region. An image of the detected face region is highlighted and displayed on a display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takashi Hirata
  • Patent number: 8774957
    Abstract: An embroidery data generating device is disclosed. The embroidery data generating device generates embroidery data that is used for sewing an embroidery pattern including multiple color-wise pattern sections with a sewing machine and that includes thread color data specifying a color of each of the color-wise pattern sections. The embroidery data generating device includes a first storage device that stores multiple entries of preset color information; an extractor that randomly extracts color data used as the thread color data from each entry of the color information stored in the first storage device; and an allocator that randomly allocates the color data extracted by the extractor to each of the thread color data associated with each of the color-wise pattern sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryutaro Maki, Takashi Hirata, Takafumi Naka, Masashi Tokura
  • Patent number: 8663135
    Abstract: In a belt buckle device including a tongue piece (75, 76; 210; 310) connected to an end of a belt extending in a longitudinal direction and a hook member (68, 70; 220; 320) configured to be selectively connected to the tongue piece by engaging a first lateral bar of the tongue piece in a hook opening (111; 226; 326) defined by a hook portion (71, 72; 225; 324) thereof, a longitudinal dimension (B) between the free end of the tongue piece and a base end side of the first lateral bar is substantially equal to or smaller than a width (A) of the entrance of the hook opening, and the effective thickness (C) of the first lateral bar is greater than the width (A) of the entrance of the hook opening. Thus, the first lateral bar is held inside the hook opening as long as the tongue piece is kept in a flat position in a reliable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Hirata, Hideo Shimizu
  • Patent number: 8655474
    Abstract: An embroidery data generating apparatus that includes a pattern data acquisition device that acquires pattern data, an area identification device that identifies a base area in which a plurality of base stitches including a plurality of intersecting portions are to be formed, each of the intersecting portions being a portion at which two base stitches extending in different directions intersect, a first generating device that generates first sewing data to be used to sew the base stitches in the base area, a sewing data acquisition device that acquires second sewing data to be used to sew a pattern represented by the pattern data in an area including at least a part of the base area, and an embroidery data generating device that generates embroidery data including the first sewing data and the second sewing data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomotaka Katano, Takashi Hirata, Chiyo Koga
  • Patent number: 8545424
    Abstract: When securing a frame (7) made of a rigid member for carrying a heavy object such as a drive unit (3) for a walking assistance device on the hip of a wearer, a hip protective belt (4) made of fabric is wrapped around the hip of the wearer, and the frame (7) is secured thereon via a flexible plate (5) and a pressure plate (6) located on an outer side of the flexible plate (5) and having a higher rigidity than the flexible plate (5). The intermediate members allow the wearer to feel the rigidity of the frame in a mitigated manner, and the wearer would not experience any discomfort from the pressure of the frame even when the posture of the wearer is changed. The hip protective belt can readily conform to the body contour of the wearer, but the frame would not deform. Because the intermediate members absorb the difference in the builds of different wearers, the frame may come in a small number of different sizes to fit almost any wearer allowing the hip support member can be mass produced at low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Hirata, Kei Shimada, Takako Fujii
  • Patent number: 8534209
    Abstract: A sewing machine comprises a transport portion that moves an embroidery frame, a contact detection portion that detects contact with the embroidery frame, a first position identification portion that identifies a first position, a second position identification portion that identifies a second position, a direction determination portion that determines a direction of a diagonal line of a virtual rectangle, a third position identification portion that identifies a third position, and an area setting portion that sets a sewable area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takashi Hirata